I've known Jess a while now (she's a friend and fellow photographer) and I cannot tell you how honored and flattered I was that she asked me to document Elijah's first few days with a newborn session. This session has some of my favorite moments. The images of Jess and Eli are particularly special to me and I wish that all moms could have these moments frozen in time... And Eli, well, he's just beautiful. Mom and dad did a great job. While I was at their house for the session, Jess and Eric had an epiphany! Last year, they went on vacation to Florida - Cape Canaveral, specifically - to see the final shuttle launch. Atlantis last launched on July 8th, 2011, and Jess took tons of photos and even blogged about their experience. Shortly after, they found out they were pregnant and expecting a little boy... and the theme of his room became rockets (naturally). Well, little Elijah must have loved the idea because he was born on July 8, 2012 - exactly one year to the day his parents went to the shuttle launch! That is just too cool!
I want to thank Jess & Eric for having me in their home and trusting me to document the first few days of this new family. I hope you enjoy this session as much as I did photographing it.